Suwanee, GA (April 26, 2021) — The National Council of Youth Sports, the U.S.’ greatest resource for youth sport participants, and TeachAids, an award-winning nonprofit social enterprise behind the development of CrashCourse concussion education technology, proudly announce a new partnership.
TeachAids creates breakthrough technology to solve persistent problems in health education around the world. Their products are designed with input from an interdisciplinary team of world-class academics, researchers, doctors, and athletes associated with leading organizations and institutions such as Stanford University, Harvard University and beyond. TeachAids has developed "CrashCourse," a suite of interactive products focussed on the prevention and treatment of concussions and related mental health issues. This education has been designed to teach athletes, parents, coaches and administrators about concussions. CrashCourse products include the most up-to-date scientific knowledge and help to dispel myths and misconceptions about the concussion recovery process. It also serves as a resource for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians.
“Ensuring the safety and well-being of our 60 million registered participants in organized youth sports is our highest priority,” says Wayne B. Moss, NCYS Executive Director. “We’ve admired the tremendous momentum the CrashCourse concussion education program has had in our sports community and are proud to welcome TeachAids as a thought partner. Together we hope to make a sizable impact on making sports safer.”
Safety is one of four priority pillars for NCYS. Other areas of importance include increasing program quality, access and advocating for youth outcomes. NCYS has a goal of reaching one million people by coach and administrator training, implementing background screenings, and helping parents to recognize and prevent abuse by 2024.
“NCYS member organizations are the first experience most youth have in organized sport. It is imperative that all stakeholders - parents, coaches and administrators - totally commit to making the experience an enjoyable one. Ensuring the safest environment for our youth is the most important role sports administrators play. NCYS and CrashCourse are proud to partner and provide what we believe to be the gold standard in concussion education,” adds NCYS Board Chair, Adam Andrasko.
“The formative years of a child’s life are especially precious. NCYS’ commitment and investment in this experience is unparalleled,” said Piya Sorcar, Founder and CEO of TeachAids. “We are deeply honored to join forces with NCYS. Together we’ll do our very best to enhance the learning and playing environments for our nation’s youth!”
The CrashCourse curriculum will be instituted throughout the National Council of Youth Sports programs nationwide starting today via their website. To find out more about CrashCourse by TeachAids, visit http://crashcourse.teachaids.org.
About the National Council of Youth Sports
The National Council of Youth Sports’ (NCYS) mission is to unite and lead communities to realize the positive power of youth sports. NCYS is nationally recognized as a leading advocate for the importance of access to quality youth sports programs played in safe and supportive environments. NCYS member organizations serve some 60 million registered participants in organized programs. Members are many of the key decision-makers, influencers and advocates for youth sports. For more information, visit www.ncys.org. Follow us on Twitter @youthsportsNCYS, Facebook @ncys.org, and LinkedIn at National Council of Youth Sports.
TeachAids is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit social venture that creates breakthrough software addressing numerous persistent problems. Their HIV/AIDS health education has been instituted in 82 countries. Also being used worldwide is their CoviDB education initiative, a community-edited platform organizing resources across a comprehensive set of topics relating to COVID-19. In partnership with 19 of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committees’ National Governing Bodies, TeachAids has also launched the CrashCourse multi-sport concussion education product suite. These evidence-based applications are available online and in virtual reality. All TeachAids products are available at no cost. For more information on TeachAids visit TeachAids.org or follow us on Twitter @TeachAids, Facebook @TeachAids, LinkedIn @TeachAids, YouTube at TeachAids, and Instagram at @teachaids.